Ch 1: 7th Grade Language Arts: Punctuation & Grammar

About This Chapter

The entertaining lessons in this chapter are designed to strengthen seventh graders' knowledge of how to properly use punctuation in sentences. They can use the videos, lesson quizzes and chapter exam to help build their grammar skills and gauge their understanding of punctuation rules.

7th Grade Language Arts: Punctuation & Grammar - Chapter Summary

By making their way through the video lessons in this chapter, seventh graders can reinforce what they've learned about punctuation and grammar in language arts class. The lessons cover the types of punctuation and the rules to follow for using them correctly in sentences. Students can watch the videos, read lesson transcripts and take self-assessment quizzes. The chapter exam also gives them, and you, guidance on how well they've retained the punctuation rules.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

LessonObjective
Capitalization Rules in WritingStudents learn when to capitalize words in their writing.
Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & PeriodsThe instructor explains how to properly use periods, colons and semicolons in sentences.
Commas: Correct Usage & Basic RulesStudents learn the function of commas and how to use them in their writing.
Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence PartsStudents focus on using commas in sentences' clauses and contrasting parts.
Question Mark: Definition, Use & QuizThis lesson focuses on when and when not to use a question mark to end sentences.
Exclamation Mark: Use, Meaning & QuizStudents learn appropriate uses of the exclamation mark in their writing.
Apostrophe: Use, Examples & QuizStudents discover the purpose of the apostrophe and some common usage errors that writers make.
Parentheses and Dashes: Correct UsageIn this lesson, students learn ways to correctly use parentheses and dashes in sentences.
Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation MarksThe instructor discusses how hyphens, brackets, ellipses and quotation marks are used to clarify meaning in sentences.
How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation ConventionsStudents learn what the hyphen is and how it should be used in their writing.
The Purposes of the Ellipsis and DashesThis lesson offers additional facts about the ellipsis and the types of dashes.

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: 7th Grade Language Arts: Punctuation & Grammar
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Capitalization Rules in Writing

1. Capitalization Rules in Writing

Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.

Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

2. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

Periods, colons, and semicolons all have the ability to stop a sentence in its tracks, but for very different purposes. In this lesson, learn how and why we use them in our writing.

Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

3. Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

Think that you know commas? You may be surprised. Even the most experienced writers have problems remembering all the rules. Learn the basics of comma usage in this first of two lessons on the comma.

Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

4. Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

Learn more about comma usage from the pros! There are just too many ways to use the comma (it's a basic punctuation mark, after all) to fit in one sentence. Watch here to learn about some of the more common traps students fall into when trying to put commas in the right place.

Question Mark: Definition & Use

5. Question Mark: Definition & Use

A question mark (?) is a form of punctuation placed at the end of a sentence. Its main purpose is to specify a query or question. In this lesson, we will take a look at when you should and should not use a question mark in your writing.

Exclamation Mark: Use & Meaning

6. Exclamation Mark: Use & Meaning

The exclamation mark (!), also called the exclamation point, is a form of punctuation that is sometimes used at the end of a single word, phrase or complete sentence. Its goal is to express an extremely strong and intense statement.

Apostrophe: Use & Examples

7. Apostrophe: Use & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about the apostrophe and how it's useful to us. See a few examples of common apostrophe mistakes and learn how to correct them.

Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage

8. Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage

Parentheses and dashes are two different (but often confused) ways of setting off a chunk of information within a sentence - do you know how to use them correctly?

Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks

9. Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks

Writing not only consists of letters and words but many forms of punctuation. Watch this video lesson to learn about four types of punctuation: hyphens, brackets, ellipses, and quotation marks.

How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions

10. How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions

In this lesson, we will define hyphens, discuss the rules for using a hyphen correctly, and then explain why a hyphen is important for clarity in your writing.

The Purposes of the Ellipsis and Dashes

11. The Purposes of the Ellipsis and Dashes

In this lesson, we will learn when and how to use ellipses, en dashes and em dashes. These can be used to indicate a pause or a break in text. Ellipses can also be used to indicate an omission of text.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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